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My husband and I visited son #1 and his lovely wife at their home in Austin.  You may be thinking, “what does Austin have to do with Garden, Home and Party?”  Well, while we were visiting we were invited to join them in their search for a home to purchase (their current home is a lovely 3 bedroom rental).  We saw some great possibilities and some homes that seemed sadly neglected.

Most of all, we had fun visiting the kids and taking in some of the tourist attractions.  Our son and his wife have only lived in her home town for the past year so we still have adventures ahead with each new visit.

Torchy's Tacos---wish there was one near me in So. Cal.

I thought I would share some of the pictures we took and give those of you who haven’t visited this great city a peek.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was amazing!

This picture doesn't do justice to the natural beauty on the grounds of the Wildflower Center

Everything is bigger in Texas {smile} These ants were part of a metal sculpture exhibit, thank goodness.

Hook 'em horns! Even the cows are burnt orange!

Hamilton Pool, Travis County

Hamilton Pool is an amazing place.  It’s a natural pool fed by the waterfall in this picture.  The county checks the water for swimming safety and posts whether swimming will be allowed that day or not.  It’s so beautiful and refreshingly cool.  You should visit this spot (bring sunscreen and a bathing suit) if you make it to Austin.

Another shot of Hamilton Pool

Cactus in full bloom.

We had a wonderful time!

Where do you like to vacation?